Media Watch

Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
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After reading the ‘Boundaries’ of journalism, an article on a recent Harvard panel discussion about journalism today, there is one word that comes to mind, pessimistic. The impression left is the journalism world needs to change…

Depressing focus offers young journalists unstable future
Depressing focus offers young journalists unstable future
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News these days is depressing. It seems the media has developed an obsession with over covering disasters and drama. Any feel-good news is generally ignored in favor of highlighting the latest scandal or disaster. Of…

New age News; What does the future hold?
New age News; What does the future hold?
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The future of news seems to be quite the topic these days as it should be with changing business models. Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent at CNN, and host of the network’s Reliable Sources talk show,…

It’s the pursuit of ‘likes’ that invites scrutiny
It’s the pursuit of ‘likes’ that invites scrutiny
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Selfies are in no way new, but advancements in technology continually give people new ways to expand upon their narcissistic habits. With selfie sticks, social media, photo apps, and newly updated iPhone cameras, people have…

Selfies, Kilroy, singular, collective history markers
Selfies, Kilroy, singular, collective history markers
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“Selfies” are becoming a natural part of everyday activity. If you pay attention to others around, you will notice that someone nearby is often using a phone, or similar hand-held device taking pictures of themselves.…

Instant Snaps among the Vines
Instant Snaps among the Vines
by Spencer Tordoff

Apologies for the title. As an early Millenial, content with my Netflix account and YouTube videos, it can be said that the true online video revolution passed me by. YouTube’s mainstay, ‘vlogging,’ is completely lost on…

  • Dafna Linzer: Reporting on Trump from the Campaign Trail to the White House
    Dafna Linzer, managing editor of politics for NBC News and MSNBC, shared insights about covering the 2016 campaign and the Trump administration. The discussion included President Trump’s media viewing habits, why the President’s tweets are newsworthy, and how the press corps will have to adapt. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded February 21, 2017, at […]
  • David Fahrenthold: Reporting on President Trump
    David Fahrenthold, a political reporter for The Washington Post, discussed his investigations of President Trump’s charitable giving during the 2016 campaign season, and provided insight about how to cover the president and his administration during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Fahrenthold recently won acclaim for his coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election, particularly […]
  • 2016 Theodore H. White Seminar on Press and Politics featuring: Bob Schieffer, Nancy Kaffer, Michael Tomasky and Derrick Jackson
    A panel discussion about the 2016 election and news coverage featuring: Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, political contributor to CBS News, and former moderator of “Face the Nation”; Nancy Kaffer, columnist for Detroit Free Press and winner of the 2016 David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism; Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow […]